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The latest scientific research confirms that you can live well and long with diabetes without suffering from its more devastating health complications. Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you have the ability to improve the quality and length of your life through physical activity, a positive mental outlook, and certain diabetes tools and medications. Now, the longest living people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes share the secrets that have helped them achieve longevity and wellness. From interviews with more than fifty people who have thrived with the condition for as many as 84 years, diabetes authorities Drs. Colberg and Edelman distill their lifelong habits into fifty user-friendly, easy-to-adopt secrets. Featuring profiles of ten people who have each lived an average of 65 years with diabetes and practical advice for incorporating each secret into your daily life, this invaluable resource will inform, inspire, and motivate you to live well--and fully--to 90 and beyond. Find out what some of the secrets are: * Live first and be diabetic second * Know your numbers and assume nothing * Have kids if you want to * Erase your mistakes with exercise No matter what type of diabetes you have, you control the ability to escape serious complications (or control the ones you may have) and add years, if not decades, to your life.
When you or a loved one has diabetes, it can bring stress, tension, and worry into your relationship. Using current medical information, skill-building exercises, questionnaires, personal anecdotes, and humor, The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes helps readers gain control of their diabetes and reach a new level of confidence in their relationships.In this book, three experts deliver advice on issues such as handling nagging friends and relatives, injecting insulin discreetly while dining out, bringing up the subject of blood sugar highs and lows before turning out the bedroom lights, and avoiding diabetes urgencies becoming emergencies. Also included are practical tools like exercises, quizzes, questions, checklists, and coping strategies.According to the American Diabetes Association, over 29 million people in the US have diabetes-nearly 10% of the population. There is a great urgency to not only better understand the physical effects of diabetes, but the emotional and interpersonal ones as well. The Secrets of Living and Loving with Diabetes helps readers take control of their diabetes; deal with fears, feelings, and emotions; enlist support from family, friends, and online resources; have diabetes and a fulfilling sex life; and discover the communication tools needed to build better relationships.